Saturday, March 30, 2013

Two 90-year-old men run a 100 meter dash in under 17 seconds

It may not exactly be Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake but these two nonagenarians ran a thrilling 100-meter heat during a veteran's track meet in San Sebastian, Spain the other day.

94-year-old Emiel Pauwels of Belgium came for behind to defeat Finland's 95-year-old Ilmari Koppinen at the tape. What may look like more of a preventive dash to the men's room than an athletic event (it might have been both) is a moot point considering that both men still cracked the heralded  17-second barrier.

Koppinen was overheard later telling people he lost because the Belgian sprinter was younger.

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